SIGHUP/av[0] restart failure

Lewandowsky, Matt mattl at
Sat Mar 17 15:06:39 EST 2001

 That is what I understand, myself. It tries to respawn itself on SIGHUP,
and if you don't have the full path specified it may not be able to find the

Try it and see. ;)


P.S. Try Douglas Manton's suggestion for spawning it from SRC. It's another
one of those things done right in AIX, IMHO. (Too bad AIX has other funky
things making it a poor choice for my needs...)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandor W. Sklar
To: Markus Friedl
Cc: openssh-unix-dev at
Sent: 3/16/2001 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: SIGHUP/av[0] restart failure

ok, so in my rc.sshd startup script, when I get to the part where I 
actually start sshd, I need to specify its full path?

I've got ...

PATH=/usr/local/sbin: ...

and later ...


but you are saying that I need to have it start as ...




At 8:34 PM +0100 3/16/01, Markus Friedl wrote:
>man sshd:
>      sshd rereads its configuration file when it receives a hangup
>      SIGHUP, by executing itself with the name it was started as, ie.
>      /usr/sbin/sshd.
>On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 11:23:29AM -0800, Sandor W. Sklar wrote:
>>  OpenSSH 2.5.1p1 running under AIX 4.3.3ML06.  When I send a HUP
>>  signal to the parent sshd, that parent process dies, it's children
>>  get "adopted" by init, and the following message is put in the error
>>  log ...

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